DOB: June 22, 2004 Sara urgently needs a family to bring her home before she ages out of the adoption process on her 14th birthday in June.  She has osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease).  She is unable to walk unsupported and uses a wheelchair to get around.  Sara has been living with a foster, Read More

Mattrell’s Moves Do you know that moment when your favorite song comes on and you can’t help but move to the music? So does Mattrell! When music is on, you can find him busting some sweet dance moves and smiling from ear to ear.

Brielle wants a family of her own. Brielle understands loss. When Brielle was only 11 years old, both of her parents passed away, leaving her with no choice but to live in an orphanage. Now she is 12 years old and constantly misses the personal love and care that only a permanent family can, Read More

Read and share Paige’s* story to help find the family she needs and deserves. Could you be the right family for Paige? A $3,000 Special Blessings grant is available to help the right family bring this bright and joyful girl home.  DOB: July 7, 2007, China Paige came into care two months before her 6th birthday., Read More

In China, some of the poorest children and families live in ancient, hand-dug caves — the only housing they can afford. In the harsh, frigid winters, life is not easy. But these kids are in school because of the support they receive from their sponsors. Through education, children like Ping have the best possible chance, Read More

Adult adoptee Ying Lamb, now 22, shares her advice for children who come home at older ages, and for the families who adopt them.  Living in China, as a 13-year-old orphan about to be adopted, was a difficult feeling. My whole life — the hard times, and the good times — were about to, Read More

Are you or someone you know the right family for Kit? Holt International recently announced a $3,000 Special Blessings Grant to help with Kit’s adoption! Two years ago, my daughter Joy and I joined a Holt Ambassador trip to China. Our group of mostly adults met over 40 children with special needs who were waiting for a, Read More

Coco is a sweet 3-year-old who was born with Down syndrome. When she was just six months old, she came into care at an orphanage in China. Her time in care has helped her grow strong and healthy, and she has a very good appetite! She is a very active child and loves being, Read More

Adoptive mom and physician assistant Kristen Gehring shares about her daughter Cora, what she’s learned about cleft lip and palate since Cora came home from China, and all the ways in which this “wonder of a child” completes her now family of five.  Our family of four was at the Oregon coast on vacation with, Read More

Like many children waiting for families in China, Shane was born with a cleft lip and palate. But it wasn’t long before his clefts were surgically repaired, and now, all he has to show for it are two small scars above his lip. When it comes to living life like any other kid, Shane, Read More